The only event that does the Three Peaks by train! Climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales with a special train taking you to each.

An action packed challenge for teams of four

An action packed challenge for teams of four

This year, the train will depart from Crewe on Thursday evening and travel to Snowdon, which we will climb overnight.

We will then head for Ravenglass to climb Scafell Pike, before a night on the train up to Fort William to climb the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

It's then time for a well-deserved glass of bubbly on the journey home when the party begins! 

Enjoy the beautiful views as we travel through the beautiful Scottish Highlands and bask in the glory of having completed an amazing personal challenge!

This challenge is for teams of four. The minimum sponsorship pledge is per team.

What's involved

Some people estimate this is probably the equivalent of three half marathons on quite difficult terrain and of course there is little prospect of much sleep during the event.

You will spend the first night climbing Snowdon and the second night sitting up on a train. We recommend you try to grab a few hours whenever you can! 

Food and drink

You will be provided with all meals on board the train as well as a plentiful supply of water for the mountains and lots of snacks!

Onboard services

First aiders will be available to help out with any minor problems. There will also be doctors on board for the more serious ailments. For your physical and mental wellbeing we will be accompanied by masseuses who will, for a small charge, provide sports massages.

What's included

  • Transportation on the train between the mountains
  • Transportation to the mountains
  • Communications support on the mountains
  • Food and drink on the train
  • Three Peaks by Rail 2018 t-shirt
  • Three Peaks by Rail 2018 challenge medal
  • Complimentary rail passes will be provided on request

Not included

  • Personal injury insurance
  • Hiking equipment
  • Sleeping bags/pillows



Industry leaders Stadler Rail on board for 2018

This year we are delighted to have headline sponsorship from Stadler Rail, who have manufactured the world’s most powerful and pioneering trains for 75 years. Their huge range of vehicles is used around the globe and their 7,000 employees are based across 18 countries with headquarters in Switzerland. The company’s support will allow us to make sure the Stadler Three Peaks Challenge by Rail 2018 is our most successful yet, helping us reach more children and change more lives in Africa, India and here in the UK.

“We are very excited to be involved with this incredible event. Being associated with a challenge that is so well-organised and such a highlight of the rail industry calendar, will give us fantastic brand exposure as well as the opportunity to achieve both personal and professional goals.”
Ralf Warwel, Marketing and Sales Director UK, Stadler Rail